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Blue on Highland

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339 (Mark Lee)
+1 781-444-7001
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Blue on Highland without a reservation on a weekday and it was packed - lucky we got a table pretty quickly - short wait. I like the mix of high tables, bar space and restaurant style setting all in one. Big TV's are also on at the bar to catch a game. Food was great and service equally... More 

Thank 800groo
Sharon, MA
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently decided to try Blue on Highland and ended up enjoying our late weekday lunches a lot. Both the Salmon Salad (with Mandarin oranges, slivered almonds, edamame, slivered carrots, and a delicious miso dressing) and the Blackened Salmon Wrap (with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and chipotle mayo) were tasty, beautifully presented, and filling. Dessert (try the salted caramel or coffee... More 

Thank DGandSAG
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We eat here all the time and have plenty of variety and never have not loved it. Recently renovated, it has a modern décor and feel. Great food and drinks. Very good service. They hold to their reservation times, which matters to us.

Thank C H
Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Blue on Highland has morphed into an unbelievably noisy place which they think passes for chic. You cannot hear yourself think from the moment you walk into the door, crowded with annoyed people because, even though they have reservations, the restaurant is not going to come close to seating them at the time they reserved. We arrived at 8PM for... More 

Thank Ellen S
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I've reviewed Blue on Highland in the past and committed to never returning. Circumstances led us back into this eatery and we were delighted to see new seating in the entry way with great looking high-top tables, the wait staff much more attentive and the menu FINALLY updated with new menu options and specials. The food was excellent (we stuck... More 

Thank pickyeater15
Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place is awesome. Great environment: think rustic modern. Terrific wait staff. A very fast kitchen. We sampled a couple different dishes and shared everything with one another. The calamari with deep dried hot cherry peppers were ridiculously good. I was a little hesitant at first but eaten together in one bite - delish! The salad of spinach, kale, walnuts,... More 

Thank Mimms718
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Sangria, people rave about this Sangria it was not fruity enough, no apples in apple season? The calamari was very good. The salad with the blue cheese, raisins, kale and other greens was fantastic. Then the pizza came and disappointed us. Soggy crust, the sauce was sweet like someone put sugar cubes in it. I am Sicilian we put sugar... More 

Thank VFF63
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I visited this restaurant tonight. We just moved to Needham from the city. It was ok, but not great. The bar scene seemed good. They have a good bar menu (variety of wines, mixed drinks, beers). We ordered a caesar salad to start. They split it, which was nice. But, the cheese to lettuce ratio was way... More 

Thank Bethberrie
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Blue is a really cool restaurant in Needham. they have a varried menu of unusual dishes and great standards like BLT. I like their sweet potato fries. They also have excellent service and a nice bar seen. Their lobster roll is excellent.

Thank Reggie C
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

They have done a nice upgrade to the dining room. The lamb burger was thumbnail size patty hidden a large roll with a pile of soggy, poorly cooked fries. Lacked flavor as well. The rest of the food coming out looked mediocre as well. The food needs a facelift as well in my opinion.

Thank Martin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
    (Mark Lee)
  • Public Transportation: MBTA Needham Heights train stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-444-7001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?